Hyperolius lamottei


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Hyperolius lamottei
Species Authority: Laurent, 1958
Common Name(s):
English Lamotte's Reed Frog
Taxonomic Notes: We follow Rödel and Ernst (2003) and Schiøtz (1999), rather than Channing et al. (2002), in considering this to be a species distinct from Hyperolius nasutus.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Assessor(s): Mark-Oliver Rödel, Arne Schiøtz
Reviewer(s): Global Amphibian Assessment Coordinating Team (Simon Stuart, Janice Chanson and Neil Cox)
Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, tolerance of a degree of habitat modification, presumed large population, and because it is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species occurs in southern Senegal, Sierra Leone, southern Guinea, northern Liberia and western Côte d’Ivoire. There is an outlying population at Lamto in central-southern Côte d’Ivoire, and it is speculated that this is introduced. It presumably occurs in Guinea-Bissau, but there have not so far been any records. It occurs mainly at reasonably high altitudes, up to 1,500m asl on Mount Nimba, but the population at Lamto is at a very low elevation.
Côte d'Ivoire; Guinea; Liberia; Senegal; Sierra Leone
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Population [top]

Population: It is a common species.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It is a species of high-altitude grassland, savannah and gallery forests, living in particular in areas subject to flooding. The eggs are laid directly in water, usually in small, temporary pools and swamps with abundant grassy vegetation.
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): It appears to be a reasonably adaptable species and is unlikely to be significantly threatened.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It occurs in the Mount Nimba World Heritage Site (Guinea, Liberia, Côte d’Ivoire), Mont Peko National Park (Côte d’Ivoire), Niokolo-Koba National Park (Senegal), and probably in several other protected areas.

Citation: Mark-Oliver Rödel, Arne Schiøtz 2004. Hyperolius lamottei. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <>. Downloaded on 29 March 2015.
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